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terre is live with the details for us. kimberly? >> reporter: jessica, police, as you know, have been using dash cams for years to record their traffic stops, but now more people are buying them and using them for security and surveillance. they're the reason we have so many spectacular images of the meteor over russia last week. there are millions of dash cameras in that country. here in the u.s. and more particularly in the bay area the technology trend seems to be catching on. >> the biggest reason right now is to record traffic accidents, to record what they see on the road, just wanting to share with other people. >> reporter: and sometimes security experts say it's people just wanting a second set of eyes. >> so i've gotten calls wanting to know where their partner is, parents wanting to know where their teenager is, employers wanting to know where their employees are. >> reporter: thousands of tips from dash cam. >> as the price tag comes down, the availability gets greater. >> reporter: but the interest in personal surveillance extends beyond the driver's seat. >> unfortunatel
have from them, that video. >> reporter: the u.s. embassy of peru has told them the pair may have then boarded a boat. >> the embase embassy believes they got on the boat for an a . amazon cruise. >> reporter: the family has set up a war room where they're mapping out all they know. >> probably the biggest thing we have access to garrett's bank records and starting january 25th all of his banking ceased. no more withdrawals. there's nothing. there is absolutely no activity. >> reporter: what has the family especially worried, warnings that kidnappers may be targeting american tourists in the peru region. friends and family are pleading for help. >> i want my son to know that i love him, that we all love him. we want them to come home safe and sound. >> when your child is missing it's really, really tough. and we need your help. >> reporter: the family tells me they're getting daily updates from the embassy in peru. they are certainly hoping that those images will lead to the couple. meanwhile, the folks here at the peddler bike shop are asking for the safe return of jamie neal an
't help us all the time so we need to help ourselves. i've heard lots of people talking about getting more guns. >> reporter: sergeant dwyer says it's not comforting hearing people are trying to get guns. detectives on the case are hoping they'll make the same arrests in the same amount of time they did with the previous home invasion robbery last month. again, people working on this trying to get the same results. stephanie thuang, nbc bay area news. >>> heavily armed san jose cops descended on a house near center road and capital expressway to arrest a man described as a violent career criminal. investigators say 30-year-old mitchell pope is the worst of the worst. members of the police department's merge unit talked flash bang devices through the windows of the house during the 30-minute standoff. pope did surrender peacefully. investigators say they've been tracking him the last two months. oakland today became the first city in the country to issue city i.d. cards that double as debit cards. that groundbreaking municipal program launched today. the goal is to ensure that everyone in t
of asteroids coming at us. >> i'm thankful for that. >> reporter: all the cosmic activity catching the attention of glenn rivera who recently had a close encounter with a meteor ite when one hit his neighbor's roof on his birthday in october. he still has a chunk of it. >> it's just fantastic that we're getting data and getting fo footage of these meteorite falls so we can study them and hopefully learn something about our planet and the solar system. >> reporter: now rivera is setting up his telescope hoping to catch a glimpse of the asteroid. people across the bay area are doing the same. >>> and coming up at 6:30, are complete coverage of that massive exploding meteor over russia. the amazing video with many different angles. what experts are saying about it. janelle wang has our report at 6:30. >>> new tonight at 6:00, strong emotions in court today again at the san jose man accused of killing a suspected burglar kills a suspect. they say betancourt is a vigilante who took the law into his own hands. while his relatives say they just want justice. the clash created tension in t
change. >> we're hemorrhaging and they're running to us with a band-aid. it's tourniquet time and they just don't seem to understand that. >> reporter: now if the issue does go to arbitration, the city does have some level of protection because voters passed a measure which forces the arbitrator to consider the ability's ability to pay without compromising other city services. this will be in the works for a while. kris sanchez, nx bay area news. >>> the dry spell is nearly over. rain will return tomorrow. here's a live look outside at silicon valley. it's clear now but that's all about to change. let's bring in chief meteorologist jeff ranieri from the nbc bay area weather center with more. jeff? >> 13 days since our last major rain across the bay area, and for that matter, we haven't seen much of anything in 2013. satellite radar picture tonight look like a storm is coming. you can see very clear conditions across the greater bay area but we zoom out and the area i'm focusing in on is 334 miles away. that is the zone with the cold front that will eventually bring us our firs
's department is making another pitch to buy and use unmanned aerial droughns. jodi hernandez joins us this evening from oakland with the details. >> the alameda county sheriff's department could become the first agency in the state to deploy droughns. the debate took center stage at a board of supervisors committee meeting here today. civil rights advocates hope to ground the proposal before it has a chance to take off. >> you're looking at the 4.4 pound aerial droerngs the alameda county sheriff's department wants to buy it. the drone or what the sheriff calls a small unmanned aerial system would be used to give officers a bird's eye view at crime scenes and search and rescue operations. >> these things have a 25-minute capability flight time. so for 25 minutes, to search areas for lost children or elderly or alzheimer's patients, to search an area that would be very difficult. >> these devices -- >> but as the sheriff's department made the pitch to members of the board of supervisors, public protection committee, critics wearing no drone stickers filled the room to voice their conce
american bridge and floor are working with the u.s. coast guard to try to determine what went wrong. until they do, i'm told the scaffolding work will remain suspended. work on the deck of the eastern span is expected to resume tomorrow. .reporting live on treasure island, i'm jodi hernandez nbc bay area news. >> thank you. so who's responsible? more details now about the company that operates the crane and other vendors on this project. nbc bay area's investigative unit is digging into the history of these companies and we found revealing information about their past. reporter stephen stock joins us from our newsroom. a lot of talk about the contractors and the safety records. what have you found out? >> raj, the crane as you heard from jodi is operated through a joint operations is agreement between two of the largest construction companies in the country, a group called american bridge company based out of pennsylvania and an even larger corporation called floor enterprises based outside dallas, texas. according to data from the department of labor, oh shas inspectors investigated four
is charged with the attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. live in san jose, i'm arturo santiago, nbc bay area news. >>> now let's it turn your attention to new details on the man and his past linked to high-power weapons. we started digging as soon as the story broke. tony kovaleski joins us now with exclusive investigation on 0 his criminal background, his mental history and why, tony, he was able to get out of jail after serving only one year of a six-year sentence. i know you talked to a source with intimate knowledge of this man. >> reporter: jessica, we've learned a great deal through court records and a variety of sources. he served in the marines but not a full term. he was discharged for medical reasons. he spent some time with family about three years ago in arizona before returning to san jose, according to his former attorney. the legal troubles started shortly after his father had him placed on a mental health hold at valley medical center. >> he was a trouble d individua in a lot of ways. >> reporter: this attorney represented him following an incident that started in th
and said austin is poised to become the next silicon valley. they are using his vision to renew their own criticism of the business climate here. >> we have so many laws being passed in california that the first violation with the small business would be a fixed ticket instead of a fine. that would be a huge step. we should have sunset clauses on all these regulations every five years for review to make sure that they're legitimate. there's still a need. >> governor brown has called governor perry's visit here, quote, a cheap gimmick. >> a front row seat to the state of the union, the local leader who will be sitting with the first lady. plus -- >> reporter: it's not a new crime but it may have found a new target. i'm jodi hernandez in the east bay. i'll show you how time may be added to your commute. the story straight ahead. >>> a high risk rescue plays out as our nbc chopper was overhead. the story behind the hair-raising rescue just ahead. >>> and good evening. i'm jeff ranieri in the weather center. temperatures dropping quickly this hour. low to mid-50s throughout the tri-valley and
on humboldt avenue searching for any more explosives. marianne favro joins us from the scene with are more of this troubling discovery. marianne? >> reporter: raj, late this afternoon chp investigators found additional explosive devices here at the home. those devices have been placed in a hall in the front of the home and are covered with sandbags. the bomb squad intends to detonate them tomorrow. this is how last night ended in a home on humboldt avenue with a bomb squad detonating explosive material in the middle of a n m normally quiet santa clara neighborhood. chp investigators first obtained a search warrant for this house, they weren't looking for explosives. they were trying to determine if the man who lived here, 45-year-old everett, is linked to threats against a state elected official. today they scoured the house again and found even more explosive devices. they now place the devices in another hole in the front yard under these sandbags. chp officials say last nate's detonation went smoothly. >> they couldn't figure out exactly what the substance was. and then they eliminated
that energy focused. >> reporter: wasserman called it one of the most complicated crime areas in the u.s. burglaries were up more than 23%. we talked to several people as they were leaving the meeting. we heard mixed reviews. some people said they had heard these ideas before. others said they were helpful it could turn it around in oakland. there will be other community meetings like this and we're told wasserman will attend the meetings. we talked to the mayor and the police chief. you can hear what they had to say tonight at 11:00. monte francis, nbc bay area news. >>> thank you. it looked like chaos in fremont but it was only a drill. fire, police and other agencies responded to a large scale simulated disaster with hundreds of fictional casualties. today's event was one of the largest disaster manage many exercises ever held in the bay area with 15 agencies participating. >> these are all agencies that would typically respond if there is a large casualty event. we're trying to improve the coordination. we're trying to decrease the amount of time that it takes to get injured people t
outside the buildings and google tells us they may take this matter very seriously. they've already taken measures to ensure that those buildings and those work areas are now safe. raj? jessica? >> you see the number on your scre screen. 888-996-tips or send us an e-mail to the unit. >>> new tonight at 6:00, a second woman has been charged in the high-profile killing of a multimillionaire. 32-year-old katrina marie was ararnd on charges today and held without bail. police arrested her and detectives claim she is a prostitute who was frequently hired by the victim who was killed in a home invasion. her brother is one of three men charged in the case as well. prosecutors aren't commenting how her role took place in the crime. another woman had previously been charged as an accessory after prosecutors say they found photos of entry points to cura's home on her cell phone. >>> well, she has been fingered again, ayala who garnered notoriety seven years ago after placing a severed finger in a bowl of wendy's chili is back in jail. damian trujillo covered the case in 2005. she's back at the hall
in suggests to us that there is a real demand for people in the community to have a way of disposing of these guns. and we are going to have to create more opportunities for it, not just in this region, but across the country. >> reporter: more than 50,000 in cash for the gun buyback came from a nonprofit called protect our children. which was started by two dads, following the sandy hook elementary school tragedy. police were able to buy back 11 handguns, 227 rifles or shotguns and 11 assault weapons. the next event at the santa clara county fairgrounds. nbc, bay area news. >> kimberly, thank you very much. >>> police in oakland are looking for a gun that shot into an ac transit bus this morning. 12:30 at the intersection of 55th avenue and international boulevard. investigators say half a dozen rounds hit the bus, breaking the back window. two passengers minor cuts. two other passengers hurt when the driver quickly hit the gas to get out of danger. police trying to figure out why the bus was targeted. >>> two men seriously burned after an electrical glast blast at a warehouse in sa
for the raiders for four years. used to be a restrictive free agent next month. >>> considered armed and dangerous. pla police in los angeles are on the hunt for a man who shot and killed a person on the strip. suspect is 26-year-old lamar harris. kidnapping, robbery, sexual assault. harris opened fire from a black range rover has both he and oakland republican rapper kenny cherry. after cherry was shot, his car, a mass rad difficult, was crashed, killing the driver and passenger in the taxi. police found the suspect's suv yesterday. >>> the farm lfamily of a bay a couple is trying to do everything they can to find the loved ones. they were last seen in peru a month ago. nbc bay area's kimberly terry is in oakland with the latest on the search. >> reporter: family of the couple are working this weekend to try and coordinate search evident for t efforts with authorities in peru. they are obviously frustrated having to be thousands of miles away. 25-year-old hand and 27-year-old neil left the bay area in november. for a five-month cycling adventure through south america. they chronicled their trip o
. i wouldn't expect anything less because that's what they gave us all year last year. that's why they are the best fans in baseball. >> did you guys plan this all out knowing you were going to get in the clubhouse? >> this is actually how we dress every day. >> one more game. i want to play with each and every one of you. you're the one, and you. let's go! let's go! >> reporter: all will be quiet on third and king for the next six weeks but the celebration will continue on april 4th, when the giants return for their home opener against the cardinals. at at&t park, i'm kim coyle for nbc bay area news. >>> it's been a very busy day in sports. coming up a little later we'll hear from the sharks captain, joe thornton, after another tough loss at the tank and we'll take you out to pebble beach for the third round. pro am where we had a surprising finish by one of the best golfers in the world. >>> and it was gorgeous out there. all right, thank you, henry. >>> still to come, a first for nasa's curiosity rover. the sample it just took and what it could reveal about the red planet. plus
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